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Instant Puppet 3 Starter by Jo Rhett

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Top 5 features you need to know about

In this section we will discuss five ways to extend and enhance Puppet in your environment. We'll show you how to review the changes Puppet has made, get a list of backups of files, use environments to test the changes, improve the Puppet server's performance, and use data from other applications in the Puppet policy.

Reviewing system changes

The easiest way to review the history of changes made to the system is to examine the Puppet log. This is normally in the messages log from syslog, but you can also enable direct file logging in the puppet.conf configuration. If you are just looking for the recent changes on a client system, the following is likely all you need:

$ grep puppet-agent /var/log/messages

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